Assessment of the Plastic Strength of Pressure Vessel Nozzles

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E. C. Rodabaugh

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio

R. L. Cloud

Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, West Mifflin, Pa.

J. Eng. Ind 90(4), 636-643 (Nov 01, 1968) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3604700 History: Received June 12, 1968; Online August 25, 2011


Theoretical developments on limit pressures of shells are cited and briefly discussed. Calculated limit pressure from several of the theoretical analyses are compared with numerous tests on radial nozzles in both spherical and cylindrical vessels. Test data on burst pressures of nozzles in cylindrical vessels are presented and compared with limit pressures.

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